Google recently became a subsidiary of a newly formed company called Alphabet. A lot of people are asking questions on how it will impact Google and its former subsidiaries along with numerous other questions. The good news is that nothing has changed in terms of how each of the platform worked. Google will still be the search engine, YouTube will still work the same way, Google Now will stay the same, and the same goes for other Google’s former subsidiaries. Only difference now will be that instead of being known as Google’s subsidiaries, all the platforms will be associated with the new name, i.e. Alphabet.
What Exactly is Alphabet?
Alphabet is a collection of different companies that includes some big entities such as Google, YouTube, Google Now, etc. However, Alphabet will not only focus on these websites, but will also look into some issues that have been present in the world but aren’t dealt with. One of these issues is health. Alphabet will make efforts to introduce new health care plans for people all over the world.
The change of name had a meaning behind it, which co-founders of Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin explained in a blog post.
“We liked the name Alphabet because it means a collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is the core of how we index with Google search.”
The duo continued on to explain that this transition also helps them to do better management. Every subsidiary will now have its own CEO, who will be responsible for running the affairs of that particular subsidiary.
Don’t Expect Alphabet Slapped on to Every Single Device
Alphabet is relatively new and not a lot of people are aware of Google’s transition. Due to this reason, you will not be seeing the name Alphabet for quite some time on any of the Google-related products. Google is still the name for everything. The change in name will neither impact the way you do your searches, nor would the devices related to Google force Alphabet on you. Everything remains the same. The search engine is still Google, the video platform is still YouTube, and social networking is still available at Google Now.
Alphabet is More Than Just Google
Google was commonly identified as a search engine, but it was way more than that. With Alphabet as parent company, people will be able to easily differentiate its different subsidiaries. Some of the most notable names that will be working under Alphabet include Nest, Calico, Google Capital, Fiber, Google X, Sidewalk Labs, Google Ventures, and of course the all-important Google. Previously, people only knew about Google search engine and associated everything with it.
However, now with the help of Alphabet, co-founders will be able to spread their message across the world rather easily.